Podiatric Malpractice

As one of the most prominent Medical Malpractice defense firms in the tri-state area, MCB has successfully defended podiatrists and their practices in malpractice suits from inception through trial for decades. MCB’s team of attorneys specializing in this area of the law  stand ready to provide a comprehensive and aggressive defense against all manners of podiatric claims and allegations.

MCB understands the rigorous training involved in earning a doctor of podiatric medicine degree and that a malpractice claim not only has the potential for financial repercussions, but also to harm one’s professional reputation and license. Our attorneys use their premier experience, legal skills and medical knowledge to ensure the best possible resolution of claims against their clients.

WHO WE REPRESENT:

We represent podiatrists, practice groups, hospitals and insurance companies.

WHAT WE HANDLE:

A huge segment of MCB’s business over the past century has been defending professionals against medical malpractice claims. Our Firm was designated by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2020 as a Tier 1 firm in New York City in three practice areas, including Medical Malpractice Law. The bottom line: we have the experience, talent and legal acumen to provide you with the best possible representation if you’ve been hit with a lawsuit or otherwise accused of malpractice or wrong-doing.

Our attorneys:

  • Aggressively defend podiatric malpractice claims by demonstrating that: the medical care rendered met the required standard of care; the care and treatment was not a substantial factor in causing the alleged injury; the plaintiff’s own conduct contributed to their injuries, the plaintiff’s expert’s opinions are not reliable; and/or other appropriate defense strategies and tactics.
  • Pursue alternative resolution strategies where appropriate.
  • Use their extensive experience to advise clients about proactive measures that can help avoid lawsuits in the first place. Examples include clear, consistent, and timely communications; maintenance of accurate and complete medical records; setting patient expectations realistically; and obtaining patient consent prior to commencing procedures.

HOW WE HELP:

Specific examples of lawsuits we encounter in this practice area include claims of:

  • Surgical errors and/or improper treatment of: bunionectomies, toe lengthening, hammer toes, neuromas, fusions, tendon repairs and heel spurs.
  • Failure to diagnose and treat infections, post-operative complications, diabetic ulcers and fractures.
  • Misdiagnosis.
  • Delay in care and treatment.
  • Lack of informed consent.
  • Wrongful death.

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